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Family

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by AMALIA COSTA (United Kingdom)

April 2020

We act like we're pleasantly thrust together instead of a family bound by grief and love. 

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by AILEEN BAK (Australia)

April 2021

As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day's catch.

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by TULA SINGER (Cuba)

April 2021

The embassy called and approved our request to leave the country. So we packed our clothes and a couple of other essentials, leaving the rest behind.

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by KOBY CHEN (Canada)

April 2021

When my mother and father had left for the west, they brought few things with them. 

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by TUNA SAGDAN (Turkey)

April 2021

As a child, my relationship with my dad was very straightforward. I'd ask him for something and he'd say "yes" or "no." 

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by ARI (United States)

April 2021

In the jungles of Aklan stands a statue of a man I've never met.

Stands a monument to a face I've never seen.

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by VIVIAN ZHI (Canada)

December 2020

My words can be a sense of comfort, a feeling of being understood, a thought, an awakening. 

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by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)

December 2020

Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again. 

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by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)

December 2020

When I arrive home, there are men outside our cottage. But these are not my dada's friends. 

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by LYAT MELESE (United States)

August 2020

Change is unexpected. 

Like the day I was told we were moving to America. 

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by TULA SINGER (Cuba)

August 2020

My mother came into the kitchen with a blank face. "We're leaving," she said. "We're going to move in with Ahmad in New York." 

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by OTTAVIA PALUCH (Canada)

August 2020

People evaporate.

But not as quickly as water.